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Free Webinars

The American Medical Association is pleased to offer a series of free educational Webinars for those working in the credentialing area of health care.

Upcoming Webinars

What you need to know about the National Practitioner Data Bank: Guidebook Changes
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT

This is your opportunity to learn about the most current reporting requirements and receive bylaws solutions to protect hospitals, medical staffs and physicians. An overview of the recently updated NPDB Guidebook will be covered in this webinar an opportunity to earn one continuing education unit.

National Practitioner Data Bank reporting requirements have never been simple. Failure to report exposes hospitals to sanctions. Unnecessary reports damage physicians’ reputations and complicate their credentialing permanently. Knowing when and what to report is critical. The National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook should help resolve reporting problems, but the newly updated Guidebook raises even more issues. Particularly, the changes made in late 2018 create confusion about which privileging decision constitutes a “surrender” to be reported when the circumstances could appear to be an “investigation.” Bylaws solutions to protect hospitals, medical staffs, and physicians will be addressed in this webinar.

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In this webinar, attendees will:.

  • Be familiar with National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook reporting requirements for hospitals and health care entities
  • Recognize the updates to the NPDB Guidebook were made in 2015
  • Identify the nuances in the 2018 updates to the NPDB Guidebook
  • Understand the effects of ambiguous provisions
  • Be prepared to improve medical staff bylaws and reporting procedures

Author Bio:
Speaker Elizabeth Snelson
Elizabeth Snelson, known as “Libby”, represents medical staffs across the country, and works for medical societies on medical staff issues. A frequent speaker on peer review, medical staff bylaws, and other legal issues, Libby presents at medical staff leadership retreats, and in programs sponsored by AMA and other medical societies, NAMSS and state medical staff services associations, the ABA, and other organizations. She is the author of model medical staff bylaws published by state medical societies, and of The Physicians’ Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, published by AMA.

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Archived Webinars

Archived Webinars can be accessed at your convenience provided you are connected to the Internet. Archived Webinars do not qualify for continuing education units. Webinar slide decks are not available for distribution for any of the Webinars. Choose to view any of the following Webinars now:


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